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CSS display Property

The display property specifies the type of rendering box used for an element.

In HTML, default display property values are taken from behaviors described in the HTML specifications or from the browser/user default stylesheet.

CSS Demo: display

display: block;
display: inline;
display: inline-block;
display: none;
display: contents;

This is a paragraph.

This is a paragraph.

This is a paragraph.

Change my display property

This is a paragraph.

This is a paragraph.

This is a paragraph.

Every HTML element has a default display value depending on what type of element it is. The default display value for most elements is either block or inline.

Technical Details

Default value depends on the element see here
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS1
JavaScript syntax object.style.display = "block" Demo


CSS Syntax:

display: value;

Examples

The following example shows how to use display property:

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Hiding an element using display: none:

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Convert link (<a>) element to block-level element:

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Convert a block-level element to inline-level element:

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The example below the difference between "inline" and "inline-block":

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the display property:

Property
display 4 3 7 3.1 8

Property Values

The following table describes the values of display property:

Value Description
block Displays an element as a block element (like <p>). It starts on a new line, and takes up the whole width
inline Displays an element as an inline element (like <span>). Any height and width properties will have no effect
inline-block Displays an element as an inline-level block container. The element itself is formatted as an inline element, but you can apply height and width values
contents Makes the container disappear, making the child elements children of the element the next level up in the DOM
flex Displays an element as a block-level flex container
grid Displays an element as a block-level grid container
inline-flex Displays an element as an inline-level flex container
inline-grid Displays an element as an inline-level grid container
inline-table The element is displayed as an inline-level table
list-item Let the element behave like a <li> element
run-in Displays an element as either block or inline, depending on context
table Let the element behave like a <table> element
table-caption Let the element behave like a <caption> element
table-column-group Let the element behave like a <colgroup> element
table-header-group Let the element behave like a <thead> element
table-footer-group Let the element behave like a <tfoot> element
table-row-group Let the element behave like a <tbody> element
table-cell Let the element behave like a <td> element
table-column Let the element behave like a <col> element
table-row Let the element behave like a <tr> element
none The element is completely removed
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element